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  • Google plans to build Android software right into your car

    December 19, 2014 7:43 PM 32

    Google is reportedly planning to build its connected car platform Android Auto directly into vehicles. Reuters is reporting that the integration would differ from how Android Auto already allows users to sync their cars to an Android device. With Android Auto built right in to the vehicle, there would be no need to sync to a smartphone but the driver

  • Alleged Sony Xperia E4 gets pictured next to a predecessor

    December 19, 2014 7:37 PM 22

    Xperia Z1 Compact meets Xperia E4 It's been less than a week since we first caught wind of the Sony Xperia E4, an unannounced budget handset that's rumored to be launching at MWC 2015. Already, though, Polish site Teleguru has published a sizable gallery of photos of the phone, including some with it posing next to the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The Xperia

  • Cyanogen based Yureka is the best Android smartphone from India

    December 19, 2014 7:27 PM 19

    BENGALURU: After Micromax launched its subsidiary company Yu, tech arena was eagerly waiting to see the unveiling of the first smartphone under new brand that focuses only on e-commerce based flash sales. After the announcement of the launch of Yureka, a 4G LTE smartphone, it is certain that Micromax has upped the ante in the low-cost-high-end smartphone

  • This week in games: Minecraft gets the Walking Dead treatment

    December 19, 2014 7:15 PM 24

    This is it, everyone! We made it through 2014 (mostly) intact. Next week I'll be sleeping off the effects of huffing wrapping paper and pine needles while drinking copious eggnog, so I think this is goodbye until the New Year. And that's fine anyway, if this week's weak news haul is anything to go by. Still, there are a few gaming news gems to polish

  • We can learn from the Sony hack

    December 19, 2014 7:07 PM 16

    The greatest mistake would be to sit on any information Sony learns about how it was breached Well that stinks, doesn’t it? Sony Pictures goes and scrubs the launch of a $44 million movie after being hacked, potentially by North Korea. Almost reads more like a James Bond plot than a news story, but there it is. And this time, it doesn’t seem likely that Bond, James

  • Why US response to Sony hack should be a 'teachable moment'

    December 19, 2014 7:00 PM 20

    Even North Korea experts who say they still need to see proof of Pyongyang’s involvement are categorical: Whoever carried out the attack, the response must be so swift and punitive as to nip in the bud what many are calling a new type of warfare that threatens the global flow of ideas. Washington — Now that the Obama administration says North Korea had a hand in the hacking

  • FBI place Sony hacking blame on North Korea

    December 19, 2014 6:27 PM 18

    In a statement, the FBI said: "North Korea's attack on Sony reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States. "We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there." After analysing malware, the FBI concluded that the North

  • Android M To Further Google's Android Auto Plans And Enable Cars Directly

    December 19, 2014 5:54 PM 17

    Google recently made their Android Auto platform available to developers with the latest release of Android 5.0, code-named Lollipop. Android Auto marks the first effort the company has made to take on rival operating system features, like Apple’s CarPlay, in the automotive infotainment arena. Android Auto offers an interface for music, messaging and navigation

  • Micromax Yureka With CyanogenMod Available In India For Rs 8,999

    December 19, 2014 5:43 PM 25

    Micromax, the Indian smartphone maker, has announced the all new Yureka smartphone which is targeted at Android enthusiasts and will be sold solely online. This phone will be running on the popular CyanogenMod OS 11, which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat with OTA updates whenever required. Micromax has priced the Yureka at Rs 8,999 and it will sell exclusively

  • Google sues to block state AG Jim Hood’s probe

    December 19, 2014 5:17 PM 26

    Google filed suit in federal court in Jackson, Mississippi, this morning to block a probe being led by state attorney general Jim Hood, alleging that he’s treading in areas controlled and preempted by federal law. “Congress broadly immunized interactive computer service providers from state regulation for displaying information created by others,” write